Why the name Biscuit Mahadev

The Mahadev Temple next to the School of Culture is commonly called as “Biscuit Mahadev”.

Bella Vista Belagavi

But why this strange name? Looking for the answer—– Read it then

There was a bakery beside the temple, then a very small place of Mr. Jambotkar.

Daily he used to keep biscuits made in his bakery infront of the lord, and hence the name, “Biscuit Mahadev”.  Later the priests at the temple decided to give biscuits as prasad instead of the Sugar that was given in other temples.

 

Photos: Santosh Purohit

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17 COMMENTS

  1. This is so nostolgic for me as we as children used to enjoy the games and the greenery there whenever possible! but never bothered about the strange name!!

  2. My childhood spent in the garden and the temple. Very fond memories & serene feeling. I miss the old days. How I wish we could turn back the time to those beautiful days.

  3. Very nostalgic, just 2 minutes walk frm my Bunglow.
    A lot of childhood memories there in d temple n the garden then.

  4. its correct but actually its not biscut mahadev its original name is “SHAMBHU MAHADEV ” b’coz in 1703 chatrapati Sambhaji maharaj “son of shree Shivaji maharaj ” came to and 4 days rest taken here and then gone to hubbali dharvad

  5. its correct but actually its not biscut mahadev its original name is “SHAMBHU MAHADEV ” b’coz in 1703 chatrapati Sambhaji maharaj “son of shree Shivaji maharaj ” came to and 4 days rest taken here and then gone to hubbali dharvad “

  6. Agree wit sujay….. wen i ws at primary we were frequently having trip there ….. beside late Prabhatai's Residence ….. arosing childhood memories

  7. This is also a Historic Place where M.V.Ms English School's first ever batch started their first lessons of school education.
    Indeed an informative article..

  8. Gr8 to know that, I always wondered what was the reason, now I know it. And the temple now is looking awsome, will definately visit next time I am in Belgaum

  9. My chidhood was spent in that temple as my Grandfather was the priest there. The temple was partly renovated by my uncle.

  10. WOWWWWWWW……temple floor looks like a palace….I used to play in that garden all the time…when I was a kid … visited the temple and the park on thursdays afternoon…making a detour from st pauls school …via green hotel…..the queen garden….biscuit Mahadev….all the way to home in the city.

    Cheers
    Jaydev

  11. Very Interesting.. I go there every year but never bothered why the name was biscuit mahadev.. Thanks

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